Christmas Parade 2018

Christmas Parade

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At this year's Christmas parade, we're rockin' around the Christmas tree!  Grab your guitars, drums, sunglasses and big hair and sign up to be a part of the fun today! For only $40, your organization will secure a spot to show off your Christmas cheer in the parade lineup. All float entries are due by November 29th and must be paid online through Eventbrite.

To register your float, click here.

Four cash prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best Decorated Float, Best Walking Unit, Best Animal Unit and Best Decorated Vehicle.

This event will begin promptly at 6:00pm on Monday, December 3rd (rain date Monday, December 10th). Floats can begin lining up at 4:00pm and MUST be in place by 5:30pm.

The parade route will begin at 2nd Ave. & Gordon Dr. and end at the Old State Bank.

All proceeds from the event benefit local charities.

If you would like to register after the deadline, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  A late fee of $5 per day will be added to your $40 fee.

An email will be sent by Friday, November 30th with your zone assignment.

No refunds. Please remember this is a charity event.

PARADE RULES

All entrants should keep safety, both for participants and the general public, as their primary concern.

  • No objects (candy, prizes, etc.) are to be thrown by any participant in the parade. Candy may be handed out.

  • The purpose of this parade is to provide enjoyment for the community. Therefore, the Decatur Jaycees maintain the right to refuse entry to any participant who exhibits unruly or unacceptable behavior.

  • No Santa impersonators will be allowed in the parade (only the "real" Santa in his sleigh).

  • There is only one Princess group allowed in the parade, so as to not confuse the children. A princess group has already signed up for 2018. We ask that you not allow anyone in your group to dress up as a princess.

Thanks to our parade sponsors so far:

parker real estate 

Chase Grisham, Parker Real Estate

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If you'd like to sponsor this year's parade, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!.